Man pleads guilty to cousin abuse

Londonderry courthouse

A 49-year-old man has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Crown Court to indecently assaulting his female cousin.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, committed the offence between April 1987 and June 1988 when his cousin was aged between 12 and 13.

He was released on his own bail of £1,000 and ordered not to have any contact with witnesses in the case.

The defendant was placed on the sex offenders register and will appear in court again next week.